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Register now for “Artpolitical”–Preconference Symposium, 12 March 2021

For the International Conference,14th-16th October 2021,
at the University of Göttingen, Germany

‘ARTPOLITICAL’ – MARGARET ATWOOD’S AESTHETICS
We will hold a Pre-conference Symposium [Online]

The online event will take place on Friday, 12 March, 16-19:30h Central European Time (via Zoom). 
Please register with your full name via Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/artpolitical-margaret-atwoods-aesthetics-pre-conference-online-event-tickets-138221812161

Also, please note: The deadline for the Margaret Atwood Society Best Paper Award for the October conference has been updated to 1 September 2021.

CFP for new MLA Approaches to Teaching Atwood Book

The MLA Press published Approaches to Teaching Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Works in 1996. Now the press is seeking contributions for a new volume to explore both the teaching of Atwood’s publications since that time and 21st-century approaches to her earlier works, such as strategies for teaching The Handmaid’s Tale that draw on the Hulu TV series, the graphic novel, and/or The Testaments.

If you would like to propose an original essay for the upcoming Approaches to Teaching the Works of Margaret Atwood volume, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words in which you describe your approach or topic and explain its usefulness. The focus of your essay should be pedagogical, and the abstract should be as specific as possible. Please send your abstract and a short CV to Lauren Rule Maxwell (lauren.maxwell@citadel.edu) by August 31, 2020. Please send any supplemental materials (e.g., course descriptions, course plans, syllabi, assignments, bibliographies, or other relevant documents) as separate attachments. Surface mail submissions can be sent to Lauren Rule Maxwell; Department of English, Fine Arts, and Communications; The Citadel; 171 Moultrie Street; Charleston, SC 29409.

Margaret Atwood Society to co-sponsor first-ever ALL Margaret Atwood Conference

The Margaret Atwood Society is thrilled to announce what we hope is the first of many conferences completely dedicated to the works of Margaret Atwood, this multidisciplinary conference, to be titled “‘Artpolitical’ – Margaret Atwood’s Aesthetics,” will be hosted by University of Göttingen, Germany and will be held October 14, 15, and 16, 2021. The conference will be conducted entirely in English. The conference is created and chaired by longstanding Atwood Society member Dr. Dunja Mohr, Erfurt University and her colleague and fellow Atwood Society member Dr. Kirsten Sandrock, Göttingen University. Frankfurt (FRA) is the nearest international airport.


Full CFP and additional information can be found here.

Atwood Society panel at MMLA 2019

The Midwest Modern Language Association 61st annual convention will be held in Chicago November 14-17, 2019. The Margaret Atwood Society-sponsored panel will be Saturday the 16th at 1:00. The title is Duality & Doubles in the Novels of Margaret Atwood. The Treasurer of the Society, Denise Du Vernay, is chairing the panel, and Society President Karma Waltonen is presenting a paper on Alias Grace. Three other member presenters will be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy.

Registration and location information can be found here.

MLA 2017 Panel

  1. Humor as Social Critique in Margaret Atwood’s Novels, Short Stories, and Poetry

Friday, 6 January

5:15–6:30 p.m., 110B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Presiding: Eleonora Rao, Univ. of Salerno

  1. “The Place You Would Rather Not Know About: Bearing Witness through Humor,” Lauren Rule Maxwell, The Citadel
  2. “Satirical Freudianism in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman,” Kate Marantz, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
  3. “Epistolary Atwood: Humor, the Open Letter, and Readerly Communities,” Collin Campbell, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland

Seeking Reviewers for Hagseed and Catbird Vol 1

Hi, all! Karma here–editor of the journal. I’d like to include some very brief reviews of Atwood’s last two projects (Catbird Vol. 1 and Hagseed) in our issue coming out next month. Anyone up for writing one? Send me a message: kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

Jan 2016 Society News!

Happy New Year!

Atwood Society dues have been lowered to $15 for members, regardless of nationality.

Paying dues gives you access to Margaret Atwood Studies, our journal–a new edition just came out!

Finally, if you’re heading to Austin for MLA, make sure you attend the MAS panel and the MAS meeting right after. Information can be found at http://atwoodsociety.org/conference-panels/.

Membership Vote: Lowered Dues

Fellow Atwoodians,

We are finishing the transition to an electronic journal. Thus, we believe it is time to lower the dues, as production costs will soon be lower.

The executive committee has proposed annual dues of $15 for all individual members. If approved, the new dues would take effect on 1/1/16.

A link to the vote has been sent out to our email list. If you are a member of the society, but did not receive a link to the vote, email Karma at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.